Pre-Colloquium Development Workshop DW_SWG 15

New Ways of Writing Organizational Ethnography

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 09:00–15:00

Location: CSC, 1st Floor, Yellow Section, Groupe Cholette




  • Michiel Verver, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Please note: 
  1. All participants come prepared, i.e. having read all papers.
  2. The participants of the team sessions will give a short presentation of their own paper (10 minutes) in their team session. In addition, they have carefully read and prepared comments on the other papers in their respective session.


Program DW_SWG 15: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
09:00 – 09:15

Heidi Dahles: Aims and scope of this workshop

09:15 – 10:00

Juliette Koning and Heidi Dahles: Talk I: "Writing organizational ethnography for journal articles"

10:00 – 10:45

Michiel Verver: Talk II: "Challenges of writing an article-based ethnographic dissertation"

10:45 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Parallel Team Sessions (please see list below)

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 – 14:45

Plenary: Presentation of revised paper outlines and publication plans

(Moderator: Juliette Koning)

14:45 – 15:00

Heidi Dahles: Wrap-up


Parallel Team Sessions (11:00 – 12:30)

Session 1: The Ethnography of Boundaries & Networks

Chair: Geneviève Musca

  • Nina Bauer:
    The sociomateriality of teaming: The role of objects in creative collaborations
  • Ricardo Azambuja:
    Working (at) the boundaries: Enabling intra-organizational collaboration through middle managers' boundary work
  • Heloisa Monaco dos Santos:
    Lessons from the object. Organizational arrangements in airports and airplanes
  • Fernando Fachin:
    Organizational identity emergence: Doing ethnography in an open, decentralized, and self-organizing value network

Session 2: The Ethnography of Practice

Chair: Heidi Dahles

  • Pieterbas Lalleman:
    Discovering the nursing habitus in the work of nurse managers: An international ethnographic organizational case study in four hospitals
  • Chiara Bassetti:
    On "becoming the phenomenon"-based ethnography. Towards an ontology of becoming
  • Elisa Giulia Liberati, Mara Gorli and Laura Galuppo:
    Exploring the start-up of an innovative enterprise: An ethnographic case study

Session 3: Writing Culture

Chair: Juliette Koning

  • Carine Farias:
    Reconciling values and instrumentality? Communitarian ideals and environment dependency
  • Leonore van den Ende:
    Negotiating culture: Western-Russian collaboration in a Siberian mega-project
  • Katharina Dittrich:
    Talk in and about routines. How naturally occurring talk shapes routine dynamic